Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Fatal road traffic collision

Hythe Quay, Colchester
03/11/2019 @ 00:52
Incident Number: 112167
In attendance: 2 x Colchester, 1 x Wivenhoe

A man has sadly lost his life following a serious road traffic collision in Colchester in the early hours of this morning.

On arrival, crews reported that one vehicle had left the roadway and collided with a public house.

Three other people were also injured in the collision.

Firefighters worked alongside the Ambulance Service to ensure there were no further casualties trapped within the premises, before confirming the building was structurally safe following the impact of the collision.


Essex Police statement:

Police are appealing for information following a fatal collision in Colchester.
Officers were called shortly after 12.50am today, Sunday 3 November, following reports that a white Nissan Qashqai had crashed into The Spinnaker Public House in Hythe, Quay, Colchester.
Following the collision Hythe Quay was closed for around seven hours and was reopened at around 9am this morning.
Tragically a 36 year-old man died at the scene.
A 34 year-old man has been taken to hospital with life changing injures and two others, a 34 year-old woman and a 33 year-old man, were also taken to hospital with minor injuries.
A 40 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, causing Grievous Bodily Harm with intent, death by dangerous driving and assault.
We would like to speak to anyone who saw a white Nissan Qashqai in the local area before the incident took place and anyone who was in the pub at the time and has yet to speak to officers.
If you have any information about the incident, dash cam or mobile phone footage please call us on 101 quoting incident 63 of 3 November or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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